VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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pennjust
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VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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Hi everyone.

I need to install Tightvnc server on my linux pc, so I followed this guide:
https://linuxhint.com/installing_vnc_server_linux_mint/

VNC viewer can to connect to my linux pc but there's nothing except a grey screen. Is it because I'm running on Cinnamon but VNC server is using XFCE desktop?

Searched online for solutions but none of them works. For example this one should work on Mint19 but not for me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8YZst2x9GE

Anyone has experience on the vncserver setting on Mint20? It doesn't need to be TightVNC server, I used it because it allows me to login as a parallel vnc user( 127.0.0.1:5901), so anything that works in the same way will do. Thank you!
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Penn
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Re: VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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Hi pennjust,
pennjust wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:26 pm
VNC viewer can to connect to my linux pc but there's nothing except a grey screen. Is it because I'm running on Cinnamon but VNC server is using XFCE desktop?
Yes, if you don't have XFCE, your xstartup won't load anything and will be a grey screen.

Try replacing "startxfce4 &" with "cinnamon-session &".

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Re: VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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Thanks Jamie, I tried changing it but it still won't work:
jamiemint wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:14 pm
Try replacing "startxfce4 &" with "cinnamon-session &".
Do you have any other reference that I can use for VNC server on Linux mint 20? I tried it on Cinnamon and Xfce4 both but none of them worked. Guess I should use a different document :)
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Penn
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Re: VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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I've been using x11vnc for years. Much simpler and effective for a lazy person like myself (makes my life easier :D )
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Re: VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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The only one I could find was here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=99225
and it was for Linux Mint Mate.

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Re: VNC server on Linux mint 20 (Cinnamon) grey screen

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jamiemint wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:55 pm
The only one I could find was here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=99225
and it was for Linux Mint Mate.

Jamie
Thank you so much Jamie, I literally tried a clean installation of both "cinnamon" and "xfce4" of Linx mint 20, but none of them works.
I'm using Ubuntu20 now and it works fine, in case some one might need a reference of Ubuntu:
https://www.server-world.info/en/note?o ... esktop&f=5
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Penn
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